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Why Punta Cana Is Perfect For The Growing Number Of American Digital Nomads

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As remote work becomes increasingly prevalent across the world – especially in the United States – a growing number of digital nomads are eyeing Punta Cana and the Dominican Republic as their next working holiday destination.

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Punta Cana’s thriving co-working culture and unparalleled availability of short and long-term accommodation make it one of the best destinations in the Caribbean for digital nomads. And that’s not to mention its bustling culture, stunning scenery, and a host of other perks.

With that in mind, let’s dive into what makes Punta Cana one of the trendiest places for digital nomads in 2023. 

A digital nomad working on her laptop on a beach

Americans Discover Punta Cana’s Amazing ‘Workcation’ Potential 

Before covid, digital nomads were mostly associated with freelance workers and other creative minds that combined roaming the world with work. Since then, the phenomenon has spread across multiple industries, with remote work becoming increasingly prevalent.

A new report published by Allianz, a leading travel insurance provider, shows that three in ten Americans are planning on working while on holiday in 2023. That’s a staggering increase compared to previous years, and the trend is only expected to strengthen as the economy continues its path toward digitalization.

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The study also indicates that young people are especially keen on workcations, with nearly half of the respondents aged 18 to 35 saying they’ll be taking a working holiday this year.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Caribbean destinations like Cancun and Punta Cana are topping the charts as some of the most popular hubs for digital nomads. But unlike other destinations, Punta Cana offers much more than just sea, sun, and tropical fiesta

a white-sand Punta Cana Beach with a palm tree

A City Equipped With Cutting-Edge Tech

Punta Cana stands out as one of the most developed Caribbean hotspots; with record investments in brand-new airport terminals, an astonishing array of modern resorts and other accommodations, as well as a great track record with safety, this tropical destination ticks all the right boxes.

And with more travelers seeking productivity-boosting cafes and co-working spaces, Punta Cana’s bustling private sector has responded by creating dozens of high-tech establishments that have everything digital nomads need.

A lady working in a cafe with plants

A quick Google search reveals at least 6 top-rated co-working spaces in the vicinity of Punta Cana’s downtown area, giving travelers plenty of choice when it comes to getting some work done.

Some of the best picks right now include CanaWork, a networking and entrepreneurship hub in the heart of Punta Cana. With 24/7 access, high-speed WiFi, and an assortment of office spaces, it’s the perfect choice for those who wanna try their luck in the digital nomad domain.

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Meanwhile, PHYEX offers a hip, laid-back ambiance that will get your creativity flowing. Targeted at entrepreneurs, artists, and business events, it’s a splendid choice with a modern twist. 

Excellent Long-Term Accommodations

Not to be overlooked is Punta Cana’s booming online rental industry, which encompasses everything from Airbnb to domestic rental agencies. 

There are thousands of Airbnbs currently available for travelers, many of which provide all the necessary amenities that digital nomads need for daily living. In addition to boasting authentic styles – Airbnbs are often owned and furnished by locals – Punta Cana’s online rentals give travelers the best bang for their buck.

An airbnb by the sea with blue water

Digital nomads can book a 7-night stay for as little as $230 in September, with several beachfront accommodations available for the affordable price of just $423 per person. 

That said, a growing number of resorts are offering special packages aimed at remote workers, such as Eden Roc Cap Cana.

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